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Kitchen Tip: Pitting Avocados


With the Super Bowl just a few hours away, many of you have avocados sitting on your counter that are waiting to be turned into guacamole. You’ve probably also seen videos or heard from your friends about how to “professionally” remove an avocado pit in three easy steps:

1. Slice the avocado in half lengthwise

2. Take your knife and slam the blade into the pit

3. Twist the knife and remove the pit

How do you avoid a game-changing mishap if in step #2 if you’re holding the avocado and the blade misses the pit?   Leave the half of the avocado with the pit on the counter and then proceed as above. Or, scoop out the pit with a spoon. Then there is a 99.9% probability that you’ll be enjoying the game instead of taking a surprise trip to the emergency room.

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